perception

A Quote by Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi on beauty, divinity, experience, investment, love, perception, soul, and world

The Image is not outside him, but within his being; better still, it is his very being, the form of the divine Name which he himself brought with him in coming into being. And the circle of the dialectic of love closes on this fundamental experience: "Love is closer to the lover than is his jugular vein." So excessive is this nearness that it acts at first as a veil. That is why the inexperienced novice, though dominated by the Image which invests his whole inner being, goes looking for it outside of himself, in a desperate search from form to form of the sensible world, until he returns to the sanctuary of his soul and perceives that the real Beloved is deep within his own being; and, from that moment on, he seeks the Beloved only through the Beloved . . . the active subject within him remains the inner image of unreal Beauty, a vestige of the transcendent or celestial counterpart of his being. . . .

Ibn al-'Arabi (1165 - 1240)

Source: Corbin, Henry. Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn `Arabi, 1969. p. 156-7

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A Quote by Hyrum W. Smith on ability, change, character, charity, decisions, emotion, goals, growth, humility, ideas, imagination, justice, mind, peace, perception, reputation, sacrifice, success, and wisdom

Character: The ability to carry out a worthy decision after the emotion of making that decision has passed. Character simply stated is doing what you said you were going to do. If you develop a reputation for that, do you have any idea the effect that has on self-perception? Its immense, just immense. The Savior was a man of character. He did everything he said he was going to do. Note: For Hyrum Smith's other ideas which he regards as pertinent to Success, see Topics: Character, Charity, Goals, Humility, Peace of Mind, Sacrifice, Success-Change-Personal Growth, Success-Change-Constructive Imagination, Wisdom

Hyrum W. Smith

Source: notes

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A Quote by Herbert George Wells on perception, seriousness, and time

In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.

H.G. Wells (1866 - 1946)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on body, common sense, facts, mind, perception, and thought

My facts shall be falsehoods to the common sense. I would so state facts that they shall be significant, shall be myths or mythologic. Facts which the mind perceived, thoughts which the body thought - with these I deal.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on common sense, men, perception, and praise

Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense? The commonest sense is the sense of men asleep, which they express by snoring.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on perception and truth

All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on beauty and perception

The perception of beauty is a moral test.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on change and perception

We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Henepola Gunaratana on clarity, perception, and reality

Vipassana: looking into something with clarity and precision, seeing each component as distinct, piercing all the way through so as to perceive the most fundamental reality of that thing.

Henepola Gunaratana

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A Quote by Hans Margolius on mind, perception, quiet, and world

Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.

Hans Margolius

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